Friday News: South Dakota blizzard that doesn’t exist; Hockey writer discovers real person fic; Aereo wins again; and Alice Munro wins Nobel Prize for Literature
In addition to the financial loss, when a rancher loses an animal, it is a loss of years, decades, and often generations within families, of building the genetics of a herd. Each rancher’s herd is as individual and unique as a fingerprint. It is not a simple as going out to buy another cow. Each cow in a herd is the result of years of careful breeding, in the hopes of creating a herd reflective of market desirability, as well as professional tastes of the rancher. Cattle deaths of this magnitude for ranchers is the equivalent of an investment banker’s entire portfolio suddenly gone. In an instant, the decades of investment forever disappear. It is to start over again, to rebuild, over years and years. Dawn Wink: Dewdrops
I love the chart at the end of the article which calculates the words allotted to each player. I guess you can really tell who is the fan favorite. The article isn’t very snarky at all and I applaud Mr. McQuade for not taking the easy route. Apparently, though, he hasn’t discovered the slash fiction. Or maybe he has and is just ruminating about what he’ll write about in his next article. Philadelphia City Paper
First, streaming does not constitute creating another copy. Aereo does not allow for downloading of permanent physical copies, but only allows access to the original copy that Aereo has created. This is an important distinction because later the court says that Aereo is performing rather than distributing copyrighted works.
But somewhat contradictorily, Aereo argues and the court agrees that the end user creates the violative copy and that Aereo should not be held liable for that. “Those courts reason that holding a media company liable just because it provides technology that enables users to make copies of programming would be the rough equivalent of holding the owner of a copy machine liable because people use the machine to illegally reproduce copyrighted materials.”
Anyway, it looks like Aereo is winning everywhere and I’m not completely sure what we can draw from this other than if you create technology that streams content without allowing for a permanent download, you aren’t violating copyright infringement. Could that have an effect for companies like Oyster and Scribd and even Amazon in the formation of cloud based e reading services? GigaOM
“We can only imagine how casual a message that was—“Hi Alice, nothing major, just give us here in Stockholm a ring when you can. Toodles!” The Nobel folk then released their news to the world but continued to try to reach Munro, sounding more and more like a jealous boyfriend.” The Daily Dot